GUWAHATI, July 12 - Assam girl Hima Das sprinted into record books when she won the women’s 400m gold for India on day three of the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships at Tampere in Finland today.
The 18-year-old Hima clocked 51.46 seconds to win the race becoming the first Indian athlete to win a gold in a track event in an U-20 World Championships.
Andrea Miklos of Romania and Taylor Manson of the United States came second and third respectively.
Hima was a favourite to win gold as she was the U-20 season leader in this quartermile event. She clocked an Indian U-20 record of 51.32 seconds to finish sixth in the Commonwealth Games 400m final in Gold Coast in April.